OSHA’s new respirable crystalline silica regulation takes effect on September 23. For now, only construction employers will be affected, but next year, the rule takes effect for all other employers whose employees have silica exposure. The regulation will apply to nearly all construction employers.
One of the requirements of the regulations will be that all covered employers must develop a written “respirable crystalline silica exposure control program”, not unlike the written hazard communication/employee right to know program or respiratory protection program your company is probably already required to have in place.
I’ve been doing lots of public speaking to trade and employer groups on the new OSHA silica regulations. I’m often asked by attendees; “Where can I find a free template or sample crystalline silica exposure control plan?”
So today, I’m making an addition to my library of “not quite free” safety program templates. In other words, while I can’t provide these products for free, I can make them REALLY affordable. You can purchase a template program on this and other topics, for less than $50 by clicking here.
All template programs meet or exceed OSHA requirements. They come with easy-to-understand instructions on customizing the programs so that they are truly reflective of your organization’s operations. In other words, these aren’t the same “cookie cutter” type template programs you might see advertised.
To shop for templates just go to our downloads page here. Find the document you need, and click the button to order. You’ll be directed to a paypal page to make payment. Once you’ve placed your order, you’ll be able to download the document immediately. It’s simple, but if you have problems, just give us a call at (612)597-6463.
Remember, we also offer templates on other required topics, such as hazard communication/right to know, MN AWAIR, and other important topics. For our California clients, we’ll also be adding a California OSHA (CalOSHA) Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP or I2P2) program template in the very near future, so check back frequently.